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Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway
Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway
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Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway

New York, NY
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About Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway

Kim (Tony Award winner Victoria Clark) is a bright and funny Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging disease may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side. Also starring Bonnie Milligan and Clive Barnes Award winner Justin Cooley!

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire adapts his own critically acclaimed play Kimberly Akimbo into a new musical with music by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. Kimberly Akimbo tickets are available now. Get Kimberly Akimbo tickets on TodayTix.

In the Kimberly Akimbo musical, Kimberly is a sweet, lonely teenage girl stuck in the body of an elderly woman. She suffers from a rare condition, one which causes her to age four and a half times faster than the average person. As if that weren’t enough, Kimberly also has an alcoholic father, rapidly escalating money schemes, and her own deteriorating health to worry about. Yet when she finds a rare connection with a teenage boy, Kimberly is thrown into a series of events she could never have dreamed of.

David Lindsay-Abaire’s original play Kimberly Akimbo premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2001, then was brought to New York by Manhattan Theatre Club, receiving rave reviews both times. Twenty years later, Lindsay-Abaire has returned to Kimberly’s amazing story, this time adapting his play into the book for a unique and moving new musical.

He’s joined on the creative team by composer/lyricist Jeanine Tesori, who won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Fun Home. Tesori’s other beloved works include Shrek: The Musical, Violet, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change, which was just revived on Broadway in fall 2021.

The Kimberly Akimbo musical premiered around the same time off Broadway, also in fall 2021, at Atlantic Theater Company, receiving rave reviews and earning Outstanding Musical awards at the Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel ceremonies. Atlantic Theatre Company is also known for hosting the world premiere of The Band’s Visit before that new musical moved to Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

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What to Watch For

  • Kimberly’s condition is similar to progeria, a real syndrome which causes humans to age faster, though her exact condition is not named in Lindsay-Abaire’s play.
  • One of the show's characters is obsessed with anagrams and tells Kimberly her full name, Kimberly Levaco, is an anagram for "cleverly akimbo." That's where the show's title comes from!
  • Tesori is joined on the creative team by choreographer Danny Mefford. The two previously worked together on Fun Home, which Mefford also choreographed in its original production.
  • Director Jessica Stone was previously a musical theatre performer herself, having appeared in the last Broadway revival of Anything Goes among many other credits.
  • In both Lindsay-Abaire’s original play and this Kimberly Akimbo musical adaptation, Kimberly is played by an older female actress, though the character is in fact only a teenager.
  • The entire Off-Broadway cast of the Kimberly Akimbo musical, led by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as Kimberly, returns for the Broadway production.
Start date

October 12th, 2022


Musicals, Broadway


Booth Theatre


Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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